La Ventana (yearbook)

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La Ventana
1942LaVentana.jpg
A copy of La Ventana from 1942
Author Kymbre Kupatt[1]
Country United States
Language English
Genre Yearbook
Published 1926 (first volume)
Publisher Texas Tech University
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 352

La Ventana (Spanish: The Window) is the yearbook of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. It began publication in 1925/26.

History[edit]

Beginning[edit]

The first volume of La Ventana was edited by James Biggers. It began in 1925 and was published in 1926 for Texas Technological College, as Texas Tech University was known at the time. The name was chosen in keeping with the university's Spanish-themed architecture, which was also reflected in the name of the student newspaper The Toreador and in the name of the football team (at the time) The Matadors.[2] The words la ventana mean "the window". As the premier volume states:

The editors express the hope it will serve not only as a window through which the world will gaze on the achievements of your first year, but as the window through which it can behold the dawning glory and splendor of the Greater Institution that is to be.

— La Ventana Vol. 1[2]

Growth[edit]

The first color photos appeared in the book in 1933. Progress continued until the beginning of World War II. During the war years, it focused on victory themes, shrank in size, and re-used some older photos to fill space. Following the war, growth resumed and, by the 1950s, La Ventana was up to an average of 500 pages.[2] In 1959, La Ventana went to a magazine format, with the book divided into sections mimicking national magazines such as Post, Sports Illustrated, and Life. The different sections represented different aspects of life at Texas Tech. Sports Illustrated focused on campus sports. Life looked at college life in general and Post covered honor councils and student government.[2]

Awards[edit]

Associated Collegiate Press

  • 1982 Yearbook Pacemaker
  • 1995 Yearbook Pacemaker[3]
  • 1996 Yearbook Pacemaker[4]
  • 1997 Yearbook Pacemaker Finalist[5]
  • 1999 Yearbook Pacemaker Finalist[6]
  • 2009 Yearbook Pacemaker Finalist[7]

Columbia Scholastic Press Association

  • 1997 Gold Crown Certificate[8]
  • 1999 Silver Crown Certificate[9]
  • 2000 Gold Crown Certificate[10]
  • 2002 Silver Crown Certificate[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Committee selects Student Media Department editors". "The Daily Toreador". March 8, 2013. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d Siegrist, Nikki; Lenz, Jason (February 24, 2003). "La Ventana keeps same theme since 1925". The Daily Toreador. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ "1995 ACP Yearbook Pacemakers". www.studentpress.org. Associated Collegiate Press. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ "1996 ACP Yearbook Pacemakers". www.studentpress.org. Associated Collegiate Press. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  5. ^ "1997 ACP Yearbook Pacemakers". www.studentpress.org. Associated Collegiate Press. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ "1999 ACP Yearbook Pacemakers". www.studentpress.org. Associated Collegiate Press. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  7. ^ "2009 ACP Yearbook Pacemakers". www.studentpress.org. Associated Collegiate Press. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  8. ^ "1997 - Awards For Student Work Crown Awards - Collegiate Recipients". www.cspa.columbia.edu. Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  9. ^ "1999 - Awards For Student Work Crown Awards - Collegiate Recipients". www.cspa.columbia.edu. Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  10. ^ "2000 - Awards For Student Work Crown Awards - Collegiate Recipients". www.cspa.columbia.edu. Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  11. ^ "2002 - Awards For Student Work Crown Awards - Collegiate Recipients". www.cspa.columbia.edu. Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 

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